Daryl Lee Mestad, 54, of Elgin, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

He was born May 14, 1958, in Spring Grove to Kermit and Norma (Rude) Mestad. He graduated in 1977 from North Winneshiek High School in rural Decorah, Iowa.

Daryl married Cindy Klankowski, Aug. 26, 1989, in Rochester. They lived in Rochester and then moved to Elgin in September of 1993.

Over the years, Daryl worked as a mechanic, a phlebotomist at Mayo Clinic, he owned and operated a lawn care, landscaping and snow removal business, worked as a machinist/welder and most recently did handyman work.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, turkey calling, building turkey calls, woodworking, remodeling, camping, biking and spending time with family and friends. He especially enjoyed the time with his hunting buddies, Lucas and Jacob.

Survivors include his wife, Cindy, and two sons, Lucas and Jacob all of Elgin; his father, Kermit Mestad of Decorah; a brother, Larry (Penny) Mestad of Decorah; father and mother-in-law, Paul (Elaine) Klankowski of Zumbrota; brother and sister-in-law, Dan (Kae) Klankowski also of Zumbrota; and nieces and nephews, Travis (Lisa) Mestad and their children, Madison, Gavin and Logan, and Tim Mestad of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Paul and Amber Klankowski of Zumbrota.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Norma, in 2001.

A memorial service was March 16 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Elgin with the Rev. Terrill Bramstedt officiating.

The Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.schadandzabelfuneralhomes.com.